Money matters are not the easiest topic to address with one’s children but wisdom tells us to be brave and just do it! And, the sooner the better.
Recruited athletes at powerhouse programs: always a topic in the news. Should athletes who are now intentionally staying in college for one year only to then join professional basketball be allowed to take up a slot that could otherwise be filled by someone who really wanted an education and would graduate from that university? That’s the eternal question being asked more and more these days.
Good news for EU students applying to UK universities. Just released information on university fees for the 2020-21 school year.
SEVIS fees paid by International students (non-US passport holders) will take another jump later in June. Homeland Security’s website has all of the details. Students heading to US universities this fall and who want to save money should apply before the June 24 date.
Excerpt from article in “Inside Higher Education”, May 28, 2019
“If you live in a certain kind of suburb, you know some of the ways that students and parents boast about getting into the “right” colleges. The casual references to planning for Cambridge or New Haven. The decals or bumper stickers on cars. The constant questions about “where is your son/daughter applying/going?” The process builds the kind of competitive environment that adds to student stress and leaves many feeling inadequate because their college goals don’t include attending the most prestigious of institutions.
Then there is the college map, which at elite high schools is a feature of the end of the school year. A map of the United States shows all the places students will be off to in the fall.”
Thankfully, AES nurtures a culture of BELONGING. “All members of our school community actively support every learner’s academic, social and emotional growth.” AES does not have a map of any kind displaying this type of information.
Here are some reasons your free money may disappear after freshman year and how you can prepare.
Some scholarships aren’t renewable
All of the scholarships listed on your financial aid award letter may not be available to you next year.
Check the article for a summary of some of the other reasons you financial aid may be less for your second year of university.
Useful tips on how to put the university application process into proper perspective. Younger high school students need to pay closer attention to Tip #2.
All of the current research supports the idea that students who thrive in their university studies are those who connect with significant mentors. Where to find these mentors? Almost anywhere, actually. Use Google to listen to the spring 2019 graduation speeches at major US universities to see what is possible. Here is Jennifer Garner speaking at Denison University in Ohio.
Offered on multiple dates throughout the summer, these webinars offered by UCSB can assist students to feel better prepared once next year’s application become live later this summer.
Just when it seemed like affording a US university education could not get any worse, we now hear about the unintended consequences of a recent US tax law affecting scholarships.
College Board announces the addition of an adversity score to the SAT exam. We have no reason to believe that this will have any impact on AES students’ university applications. US universities are well aware of the backgrounds of our families.
Every student has a “story” to tell. Here are five examples selected by the NYTimes. Take note of where these five seniors will be studying this fall.
The list of need-blind US universities just got smaller. Check here for details.
Final arrangements were made today for the annual fall SAT prep session being conducted by HigherGroundLearning.com. The sessions are described on their website and payment and questions are to be sent to the staff at this company. AES is merely serving as the location for this event during the month of September. The company has set a registration deadline of May 31 and they need a minimum of eight students in order to make it happen. The goal is to prepare for the October 5 SAT.